When I discovered non-stop flights from Minneapolis to Iceland for under $450 this summer, I decided to plan a family vacation. I’ve sent several clients who have stayed for a few nights on their way to or from other countries in Europe. They raved about the black sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers, and beautiful landscapes.
My family of four really likes jumping in the car with an idea of things to do, but no set schedule. It’s always fun to find out-of-the-way places to explore. I’ve planned an eight day itinerary stretching along the south coast from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west to Hofn in the east. We’ll stay at a different hotel or cottage each night.
Our flight departed Minneapolis last night at 10:15pm and we arrived this morning at 9:15am. We tried to get as much rest as possible on the 6 hour flight, but it wasn’t easy. I’ve never had good luck sleeping on a plane.
Architecture is pretty interesting in Reykjavik. On the one hand they have a ton of colorful public art installations, but churches, hotels, and public buildings are very modern, contemporary, and clean.
My son really wanted to learn about Vikings, so our first stop was the Viking World museum. They had a Viking ship that sailed from Iceland to North America on display.